Modular Texts Series Series

Beef Cattle Production Systems

Paperback
December 2014
9781845937959
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    5th December 2014
  • ISBN 9781845937959
  • Language English
  • Pages 332 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images graphs, tables & b/w photos
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$75.00
Hardback
December 2014
9781780645070
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    12th December 2014
  • ISBN 9781780645070
  • Language English
  • Pages 332 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images graphs, tables & b/w photos
  • Request Exam Copy
$170.95

This textbook provides an integrated view of beef cattle production with a systems based approach, discussing the interrelationships of a broad range of aspects with the overall goal of optimizing cattle production. This book provides the background to allow cattle producers to match their production environments with genetic, management, and marketing opportunities for sustainable beef production globally. This logic and resulting considerations can then be tailored to address specific regional challenges and opportunities worldwide. Considerations and examples for extreme situations will be provided, such as very small herds, very large herds, communal-group situations, and minimal artificial input systems.

This practical book will be important reading for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students in animal and veterinary science, producers, extension workers and veterinarians.

1 Introduction to Beef Cattle Production Systems
2 History and Domestication
3 Breeding and Genetics
4 Nutrition
5 Grazing and Pasture Management
6 Live Animal Evaluation
7 Growth and Development
8 Reproduction
9 Health
10 Behavior, Temperament, Handling and Welfare
11 Carcass and Meat
12 Financial and Economic Aspects
13 Supply Chain and Integrated Production Systems
14 Global Comparisons of Cattle and Beef

Andy D. Herring

Andy D. Herring has been teaching college courses and conducting research related to beef cattle production as a university faculty member since 1994. He was raised on his family's sheep and cattle ranch in west central Texas, which his family has owned and operated since 1886. Dr. Herring has university degrees in Animal Science (BS), Animal Breeding (MS) and Genetics (PhD). He has a passion for teaching as well as production-oriented research, and has received several awards for both. Dr. Herring is also passionate about educating and working with livestock producers so that they can make the most-informed decisions regarding profitability and sustainability. He incorporates his teaching style into his books where systems-based approaches and study questions are used to consider various "real-world" scenarios. He currently teaches at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.